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Creamy-bellied Antwren

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Photo by Stanley JonesD’Palma Lodge, Oxapampa, Paca, Peru, August 2017
Photo by Stanley Jones
D’Palma Lodge, Oxapampa, Paca, Peru, August 2017
Herpsilochmus motacilloides


[edit] Identification

11–12 cm (4¼-4¾ in)

  • Black crown and nape
  • Black lores
  • Creamy yellow mid belly
  • Long white or pale grey supercilium

[edit] Distribution

South America: found only on the slopes of Andes of Peru (Huánuco to Cusco).

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Has been considered conspecific with Black-capped Antwren, Bahia Antwren and Ash-throated Antwren.

[edit] Habitat

Humid montane evergreen forests, where they are found in the canopy and forests borders. Observed at heights around 1,890 m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

It is believed their diet consists mostly of insects and spiders, but there is little known.

[edit] Breeding

There is no current information

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Dec 2017)
  3. The Birds of South America: The suboscine passerines By Robert S. Ridgely, Guy Tudor, William L. Brown, World Wildlife Fund, World Wildlife Fund (U.S.)

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